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LOTE VII, Special Thanks

There are still a few tickets available for Living On The Edge VII, Making Art, Making Money. Please remember that seating is very limited (there are less than 50 seats available for each performance) so be sure and reserve your seats by purchasing them  through the Actors’ Theatre website or by calling the Box Office at (616) 234-3946.

Performance Dates for Living on The Edge VII
Thursday, June 3 – 8:00 PM
Friday, June 4 – 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Living on the Edge is made possible, in part, by a generous contribution from:
Charles and Sara Homeyer

We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their ongoing support of Actors’ Theatre.  We would also like to thank the following playwrights, actors, directors, cast and crew for all their hard work on Living on the Edge VII:

Selling ItActors Theatre Grand Rapids Living on the Edge
Written by G.M. (Bud) Thompson
Directed by Calin Skidmore
The Visitor ………………………….. Nick Milbratz
The Conossiuer …………………… Sarah LaJoye
The Artist ……………………………….. Ian Borton
The CEO ……………………………. Amy Kachele
The Art …………………………………. Todd Lewis

Extra-Curricular Activities
Written by Kristin Andrea Hanratty
Directed by Elizabeth Sulkowski
Mr. Early ………………………….. Jonathan Clausen
Mr. Minkus …………………………….. Nick Milbratz
Ms. Quinn …………………….. Mackenzie McElroy

How to Make a Mobile
Written by Randy Wyatt
Directed by Steve Taber
Lila ………………………………. Maureen Kirkwood
Colleen …………………………………. Taylor Lannan

A Very Lovely Dress
Written by D. Richard Tucker
Directed by Rachel Pinero
Tailor ……………………………………. Hans Heikkinen
Sarah ……………………………… Elizabeth Sulkowski

Voices
Written by Todd Michael Lewis
Directed by Kyle Amanda Dutkiewicz
Abstract ………………………………………. Steve Taber
Jeremy …………………………………… Owen McIntee
Realism ………………………………….. Angela Schaffer
Impressionism …………………… Liene Strautneiks
Statue ………………………………….. Cordello Jordan
Angelina …………………………………… Chelsea Kaye

PRODUCTION STAFF
Stage Manager………….Erin Short
Lighting Design………..Will Gearring
Sound Technician……..Steve Taber

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL THANKS
Michelle Urbane, Catherine Dreher, Don Rice, Patricia Dutkiewicz, Pegeen Jefchak

Reserve your seats by purchasing them  through the Actors’ Theatre website or by calling the Box Office at (616) 234-3946.

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Living on the Edge – Making Art, Making Money

Tickets are now on sale for Living on the Edge VII: Making Art, Making Money. This year’s installment of the Actors’ annual ten-minute play series features five works about the joy and dilemmas of creativity. Each year Actors’ begins a process in February that includes the submission, selection and public reading of new plays based the theme provided. The culmination of this process is the public performance of these works, which will take place tonight, tomorrow and Friday in the Black Box at Spectrum Theater (Room 201). Be sure and join us for a wonderful evening of local community theatre!

Tickets for Living on the Edge VII are now on sale through the Actors’ Theatre website or by calling the Box Office at (616) 234-3946. Get your tickets today as seating is very limited.

Performance Dates for Living on The Edge VII

Wednesday, June 2 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 3 – 8:00 PM
Friday, June 4 – 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

This year’s theme is “Making Art, Making Money.” The five finalists from chosen from our public reading are:

Selling It
Written by: G.M. (Bud) Thompson
Directed by: Calin Skindmore

A casual visitor to an art gallery encounters a unique piece on display that challenges his concepts of what art is… or can be…or should be: esthetic expression? Social statement? Commercially viable generator of funding for future pieces? Welcome to a world where art can be… has to be… all those things at the same time. Is anyone buying it?

Extra-Curricular Activities
Written by: Kristin Andrea Hanratty
Directed by: Lizzy Sulkowski

Is what we do for a living the true definition of who we are? In the comedy Extra-Curricular Activities, a young hotshot lawyer is confronted by two co-workers about her scandalous after work activities, but they too must deal with their own unconventional aspirations.

How To Make A Mobile
Written by: Randy Wyatt
Directed by: Steve Taber

Lila discovers that she may not know everything about her daughter Colleen – or about Alexander Calder.

A Very Lovely DressWritten by: D. Richard Tucker
Directed by: Becky Smith

Sarah goes for a dress fitting in preparation for the most important day of her life… but not exactly what we were expecting.

Voices
Written by: Todd Michael Lewis
Directed by: Kyle Amanda Dutkiewicz

For artist Jeremy Filburn, separating the art from the artist becomes increasingly challenging when a woman comes back into his life.

Tickets for Living on the Edge VII are now on sale through the Actors’ Theatre website or by calling the Box Office at (616) 234-3946. Get your tickets today as seating is very limited.

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Living On The Edge VII – June 2-4

Lizzy Sulkowski and Steve Taber, two of our actors at the public reading on March 20th.

Actors’ Theatre is proud to present our seventh annual Ten Minute Play Festival, Living On The Edge VII.  This year’s theme is Making Art, Making Money.  Each year, a call for submissions is sent out and we receive a wonderful response from local, (and some not so local,) playwrights.  The Living On The Edge Committee then selects fifteen of the scripts to be read at a public reading.  All guests at the reading are then invited, and encouraged, to provide feedback to the authors.

Audience members enjoying the public reading of Living On The Edge submissions.

Our public reading this year took place on March 20th.  Actors’ Theatre of Grand Rapids would like to send a big thank you to all of those that were involved in this fantastic day – from the playwrights, to the performers, to the Committee members that made it happen (and brought treats!), to our own Voluntary Literary Manager, Randy Wyatt, who read stage directions, moderated the feedback sessions and kept things moving.  We deeply really appreciate all of your hard work!

Five finalists were chosen to be presented in full production in the “black box” performance space.  Be sure and mark your calendars – you won’t want to miss this fantastic night of theatre!

LOTE VII, A Ten Minute Play Festival performance dates:

June 2 – 8:00 PM
June 3 – 8:00 PM
June 4 – 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

At the Spectrum Theater – 160 Fountain St NE  (Room 201)
Reminder:  The black box is general admission seating and seating is very limited!  Call ahead to reserve your tickets.

The plays being performed this year are:

Selling It
Written by: G.M. (Bud) Thompson
Directed by: Calin Skindmore

Hans Heikkinen, Will Gearing, Tracey Walker, and Cheryl Lamar

A casual visitor to an art gallery encounters a unique piece on display that challenges his concepts of what art is… or can be…or should be: aesthetic expression? Social statement? Commercially viable generator of funding for future pieces? Welcome to a world where art can be… has to be… all those things at the same time. Is anyone buying it?

Extra-Curricular Activities
Written by: Kristin Andrea Hanratty
Directed by: Lizzy Sulkowski

Is what we do for a living the true definition of who we are? In the comedy Extra-Curricular Activities, a young hotshot lawyer is confronted by two co-workers about her scandalous after work activities, but they too must deal with their own unconventional aspirations.

How To Make A Mobile
Written by: Randy Wyatt
Directed by: Steve Taber

Lila discovers that she may not know everything about her daughter Colleen – or about Alexander Calder.

A Very Lovely Dress
Written by: D. Richard Tucker
Directed by: Becky Smith

Sarah goes for a dress fitting in preparation for the most important day of her life… but not exactly what we were expecting.

Voices
Written by: Todd Michael Lewis
Directed by: Kyle Amanda Dutkiewicz

For artist Jeremy Filburn, separating the art from the artist becomes increasingly challenging when a woman comes back into his life.

Again, Actors Theatre would like to send a special thank you to the following folks:

Randy Wyatt, Ellie Gramer, Jim Cantrell and Cheryl Lamar

Kitty Carpenter
Jim Cantrell
Steve Taber
Hans Heikkinen
Tracey Walker
Shelly Urbane
Jon Clausen
Lizzy Sulkowski
Ellie Gramer
Will Gearing
Becky Smith
Cheryl Lamar
Kyle Dutkiewicz
Patti Dutkiewicz
Deb Cleland Nowakoski
Todd Lewis
Randy Wyatt

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Save the Date: LOTE VII, June 2, 3 and 4

Actors Theatre Grand Rapids Living on the Edge Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids is proud to announce the dates for this year’s Living on the Edge 10 Minute Play Festival. Be sure and join us for this fantastic evening of local community theatre!

June 2 – 8:00 PM
June 3 – 8:00 PM
June 4 – 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Living On The Edge will be performed in the “black box” performance space (Room 201 – Spectrum Theater Building).

This year’s theme is “Making Art, Making Money.” The five finalists from chosen from our public reading last month are:

Selling It
Written by: G.M. (Bud) Thompson
Directed by: Calin Skindmore

A casual visitor to an art gallery encounters a unique piece on display that challenges his concepts of what art is… or can be…or should be: esthetic expression? Social statement? Commercially viable generator of funding for future pieces? Welcome to a world where art can be… has to be… all those things at the same time. Is anyone buying it?

Extra-Curricular Activities
Written by: Kristin Andrea Hanratty
Directed by: Lizzy Sulkowski

Is what we do for a living the true definition of who we are? In the comedy Extra-Curricular Activities, a young hotshot lawyer is confronted by two co-workers about her scandalous after work activities, but they too must deal with their own unconventional aspirations.

How To Make A Mobile
Written by: Randy Wyatt
Directed by: Steve Taber

Lila discovers that she may not know everything about her daughter Colleen – or about Alexander Calder.

A Very Lovely DressWritten by: D. Richard Tucker
Directed by: Becky Smith

Sarah goes for a dress fitting in preparation for the most important day of her life… but not exactly what we were expecting.

Voices
Written by: Todd Michael Lewis
Directed by: Kyle Amanda Dutkiewicz

For artist Jeremy Filburn, separating the art from the artist becomes increasingly challenging when a woman comes back into his life.

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It’s Opening Night! Plus an Opening Night Reception After the Show.

Tonight is Opening Night for The Little Dog Laughed!

Join us for a fantastic evening of great theatre.  Nominated for the Best Play Tony Award in 2007, The Little Dog Laughed is a wickedly funny play all about relationships and the entertainment industry.  Read more about the show here.

After the show, meet the cast and crew in the lobby at our free Opening Night reception.  West Michigan Catering, the official caterer of Actors’ Theatre, will be serving up some wonderful appetizers and there will also be wine and punch served by our Board members.  So come join us and raise a glass with the cast!

Tickets for The Little Dog Laughed range from $22.00 for adults to $8.00 for student rush tickets an hour prior to performances. For Thursday performances, a second ticket is $10.00 with the purchase of the first ticket at full price. The box office number to reserve tickets is 616.234.3946, or click below to order your tickets now!

March 18, 19 & 20 and March 25, 26 & 27. Show begins at 8 PM.


Also this weekend, don’t miss:Actors Theatre Grand Rapids Living on the Edge

Living on The Edge
Saturday, March 20, 2010
10:00 AM at the Spectrum Theater – 160 Fountain St NE

This year marks the seventh edition of Actors’ Theatre’s 10 minute play festival, Living on the Edge and, once again, we are presenting a public reading of fifteen of the scripts submitted! The theme this year that writers were asked to respond to was Making Art/Making Money.

The reading of the fifteen scripts will take place on March 20 at 10:00 AM at the Spectrum Theater.  At the public reading playwrights will receive 5 minutes of verbal feedback on their piece that all guests are encouraged to participate in.  Admission is free to the public with general admission seating.

Following the reading the Living on the Edge committee will choose five finalists from the plays read at the public reading which will be presented in full production in June 2010 in the “black box” performance space (Room 201 – Spectrum Theater Building).

The writers whose scripts are chosen for final production will receive $100.

The Scripts Presented at the Public Reading are…

How To make A Mobile
Selling It
Encore
Indelible
Painted Over
The Time Machine
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Very Lovely Dress
First Steps
Public Domain
Two Weeks Rent
Doodling for Dollars
Voices
When Rhinoceroses Wear Tuxedos
Canvas

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